('Tulsa would be better off to embrace charter schools').
With the state and national landscape leaning toward innovation and competition, there's not a better time for Tulsa to embrace charter schools and competition as tools to improve public education.
Reality is that in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, schools aren't doing such a magnificent job that there's no room for improvement. The opposite is true. So while learning to live with competition may be uncomfortable, it's absolutely necessary. All children — especially those struggling in our inner cities — deserve the best education available regardless of the name on the door.